Big Lead Sports Bar

7/31/2008

PREPARE FOR LIFE WITHOUT BEAKER

After hearing the news that the Pirates may be part of a trade involving Manny Ramirez, I was intrigued. Imagine acquiring "The Next Manny Ramirez" (Jose Tabata) and the real Manny Ramirez within a few days of each other! The world has never seen such a combination of craziness fused with RBI.
Of course, my hopes were dashed with the news that Manny would instead be heading to Florida as part of a three-way trade with the Marlins, who see no problem taking on a guy who has an entire Wikipedia section devoted to his brain-freeze moments. All they can see is "16 years, 1672 RBI, .313 BA, .409 OBP, 510 HR" dancing in their heads.

In return for Manny, the Marlins would send the Pirates OF Jeremy Hermida and a package of prospects, rumored to include 21-year-old right-handed starter Ryan Tucker and Low-A slugger Mike Stanton.
And for their part in the deal, the Pirates would finally part ways with Jason Bay (shown below), as well as P John Grabow, who would both be going to Boston for direct competition with Yankees Xavier Nady and Damaso Marte.

Keep in mind that these are all rumors and that absolutely nothing is official. Also keep in mind that with all these changes, I'll have my work cut out for me with so many new cast members for next year's Pittsburgh Pirates: The Movie IV.

This just in: Ian Snell to the Mets? It's being discussed.

Pirates talk Bay trade in multiple directons [PG]

MLB Trade Rumors

4 comments:

blueline said...

I hate this time of year.

Thankfully, Steelers camp is going on.

HotDog_Zanzabar said...

It's just Beaker being Beaker

Cecil from Cecil Twp. said...

I just looooove baseball!

Koz said...

What a different feel for this deadline day versus the NHL trade deadline a few months ago.

The only reason I care about Bay getting traded is because it could impact my fantasy team.